I remember learning, years back, that the US government pays a number of American farmers not to grow anything—something like if they were all growing at capacity, the bottom would fall out of produce markets and seriously screw up the economy, so it’s cheaper and safer just to do it this way. I don’t know, economics and agriculture were never my strong suits, though it seems plausible enough.
My question is…what is this program/policy called? Where can I find out more information about it—like how many people we pay off, and whatnot. And could we realistically suspend the program and signifigantly increase our farm output within a reasonable amount of time, if we needed to?
And heck, that’s assuming that such a program still exists…I don’t even know that much, for sure. Can anyone help me out?